The daughter of an art loving teacher and a tool-and-die maker, Alyssa Coletti spent her childhood in love with building blocks and music. Alyssa studied industrial design at Purdue University and spent a summer immersed in Scandinavian Design in Denmark.
After an early career with Bernhardt Design, Lenovo and Williams-Sonoma Home, Alyssa established Nonfiction Creative in 2010 as a multidisciplinary studio specializing in contract furniture design. Her designs have received multiple awards including Best of NeoCon Editors’ Choice and Gold awards.
Alyssa’s process identifies the user’s needs to empathetically design elements that elevate their experience. “I put myself in the shoes of the individual. How would I want to feel in this situation or environment? Do I want comfort? Do I want to feel confident? From that roleplay, I look for a way to design an empathetic answer to create that experience."

In addition to her design work, Alyssa has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Industrial Design program at Appalachian State University.
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